Deputy Director

Bethesda, Maryland
Salary commensurate with experience
Mar 03, 2021
Apr 02, 2021
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

 The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation---making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. 

Deputy Director

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institutes of Health

  • Are you an exceptional candidate who can provide leadership to the only NIH Institute singularly devoted to dental, oral and craniofacial research and the largest institution world-wide for dental research?  This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as the second-in-command of the NIDCR with responsibility for   execution and management of daily operations in support of NIDCR’s strategic vision and mission.  The Deputy Director works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of NIDCR’s mission and objectives.  They will serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating NIDCR’s position and incorporating the views/needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives.  The Deputy Director facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements.  In addition, they will serve as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities.
  • We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization.  Applicants must possess a DDS/DMD or equivalent doctoral dental degree, M.D. and/or Ph.D. and have senior-level research experience and detailed knowledge of research programs in several scientific areas related to dental, oral and craniofacial research. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as individuals of outstanding scientific competence.  They also need to have demonstrated experience in: 1) setting, implementing and analyzing program objectives and priorities; 2) managing financial and human resources; 3) leading a research program involving extensive internal and external collaborations; and 4) serving as a spokesperson with scientific organizations, the media, advocacy and community groups.  For the full list of qualifications, please see the announcement located at

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at     

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. E.T. on May 3, 2021.

Please contact Brenda Fogel at for questions and/or additional information.